Art Of Beatz presents JGarrett
Topics art of beatz
, 102.7 fm
, tech house
October 20, 2011
(Super 6 Records)
The JGarrett project was born In late 2006 when Josh Garrett refocused his music production on DJ-oriented Techno with Acid and Dub influences. Since then JGarrett has released a number of EPs and singles with From 0-1 Records, Super 6 Records, and Xynthetic Music along with numerous remixes and compilation appearances. These releases have consistently received very positive reviews and responses on the promo circuit and support from DJs.
Born in Ann Arbor, MI, Joshâs approach to music owes a heavy debt to the nutrient rich musical environment found on Detroit radio in the â80s when Talking Heads, Prince, The Police, and Kraftwerk shared space with Front 242, Cybotron, and Cajmere. Josh was involved in the Detroit Techno scene during the pivotal years in the 90s as the second wave of Detroit labels and producers reached critical mass. At the time Josh was mostly known as a graphic designer for his Smilee characters which centered around a happy face made from a radiation symbolâ¦ a darker appropriation of the Acid House smileys from the UKâs âSummer of Loveâ from a few years earlier which seemed better suited to Detroit and the Midwest party scene of the time.
Prior to JGarrett, starting in 1995, Josh worked with a variety of labels under the name Xyn. Xyn productions were a fusion of Techno, IDM, Acid, and Electro largely geared toward home listening. Joshâs first live performance as Xyn was at ExAT at Zootâs Coffeehouse in October 1995. Between 1995 and 2007 Xyn released two full length CDs on Component Records and contributed to a variety of compilations and remix releases.
In 2006 Josh launched Xynthetic netlabel with the release of Xynâs âL10â³ EP. Between 2007 and 2010 Xynthetic released over 50 releases across three catalogs and developed a solid reputation for releasing quality music and assembled a roster of diverse and talented artists.
A dual US / Canadian citizen, Josh relocated from Michigan to Vancouver, BC in 2000 and currently resides in Metro Vancouver.
JGarrettâs latest release is the deep Dub Techno EP âVaporizerâ on From 0-1 Records featuring remixes from Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Continuum / Reflective Records), John Massey, Kris Moon, and Milkplant.